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R. Baanrud, 67, of Clover Township, formerly of Ramsey, Minn., died
peacefully Oct. 7, 2011, at home after a struggle with cancer.
funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, at Good Shepherd
Lutheran Church in Clearbrook. Visitation will be held from 12:30-2
p.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will be in Clearwater Cemetery
in rural Clearbrook.
Beaulieu, 59, of Red Lake, died Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, at her home.
funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, at St. Marys Mission
Catholic Church in Red Lake. A wake will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday,
Oct. 8, at Red Lake Community Center in Red Lake and will continue
until the time of the service. Burial will be in St. Marys
Mission Catholic Cemetery in Red Lake under the direction of Cease
Family Funeral Home of Bemidji.
Birkeland, 79, of Gonvick, died Oct. 10, 2011, at First Care Medical
Services in Fosston.
funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at Samhold Lutheran Church
in Gonvick. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13, with
a 7 p.m. prayer service at Cease Family Funeral Home Chapel in Bagley
and one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be
in Samhold Lutheran Cemetery in Gonvick. Military rites will be
accorded by the Gonvick American Legion Post #304
Elson Bjella died Oct 2, 2011 in Everett, WA.
Feb 7, 1926 to Timan and Connie Bjella in Bemidji, MN. Preceded
in death by his parents and sisters Cheryl and Audrey.
grew up in the Bemidji area and graduated high school from the Northwest
School of Agriculture in Crookston, MN. He then enlisted in the
U.S. Army as a paratrooper (the 503rd Regiment) in WWII. He was
decorated for his part in liberating the Philippines and also was
stationed in Japan.
the war, he returned to Bemidji, married Manilla Meyer and raised
his family while working for his father who owned Tims Implement
Company which Lowell later owned. Lowell was also a County Commissioner
for Beltrami County.
and Manilla moved to Washington State in 1998.
is survived by his brothers Russell of Plymouth, MN and Tim of Silver
Bay, MN: his loving wife Manilla, Mill Creek, WA: his children,
Paula (Dick) Joerger, Newport, MN; Karmon (Linda), Alpena, MI; Linda
(Paul) Kohrs, Lynden, WA; Scott (Lee), Everett, WA; Hiedi (Bernie)
Folkert, Bemidji, MN; Keith, Mill Creek, WA: 18 grandchildren and
service will be held just a private family prayer time. Lowell
was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Everett, WA and also
attended Hope Lutheran Church, Everett, WA. In lieu of flowers,
memorials in Lowells honor can be made to either of the churches
or to the Gideons International.
Louise Chilgren, 89, passed away September 18, 2011 at the Lakewood
Health Center at the age of 89. Anna was born October 4, 1921 in Rolla,
North Dakota to Elvira (Koski) and Charles Johnson. She was raised
south of Graceton and graduated from High School in Williams, Minnesota
in 1940. On March 17, 1942 she married Emmett Chilgren in Hibbing,
Minnesota. They had two daughters, Janette and Vivian. Anna loved
her family and friends. She loved dancing, music and traveling. Anna
was a member of the First Congregational Church, American Legion Auxillary,
and the VFW Auxillary.
is survived by her children, Janette (Lee) Hardy and Vivan (Rich)
Kevan; sisters, Irene Gailfus, Hazel Moorman, Grace (Noreen) Hanson;
brothers, Walter (Violet) Johnson, Willard (Sue) Johnson, Russell(Casey)
Johnson and sister-in-law, Marie Johnson; grandchildren, Dana DeVore,
Derek Biddle, Jeffrey (Angela) Hardy, Aaron (Jessica) Hardy; 10
great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Emmett; brothers
Ray and Glen; sister, Edith Jensen; brothers-in-law Jack Jensen
and Clifford Moorman; sister-in-law, Pearl Johnson. A Memorial service
for Anna will be September 23, 2011 at 10:30 A.M. at the First Congregational
Church in Baudette,MN.
lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to First Congregational Church
in Baudette, MN.
Dalzell, 65, of Hallock, Minnesota passed away at the Veterans
Administration Hospital in Fargo, North Dakota on Monday, September
26th, 2011. Danny Lloyd Dalzell was born November 18, 1945 at Grafton,
North Dakota, the son of Luverne and Alyce (McNeil) Dalzell. He grew
up at Walhalla, North Dakota and graduated from high school there
in 1964. Danny enlisted in the U.S. Army on December 30, 1964. He
served over two years in Viet Nam and returned home December 23, 1967.
Danny worked at the Annaconda Aluminum Mine in Kalispal, Montana for
several years. He married Linda Owens in 1970. Danny returned to North
Dakota and in 1974 married LoAnn Rude at Crookston. They settled in
Cavalier and later Hillsboro, North Dakota. Danny and LoAnn moved
to Casper and after a year to Glendo, Wyoming where he worked as a
heavy equipment mechanic. They moved to Hallock in 1981. Danny worked
as a boiler operator at American Crystal Sugar Company for several
years. He also worked on several
area farms and at UAP in Hallock. He was a member of the American
Legion, the Eagles and the NRA. Family members include his wife, LoAnn;
daughters, Charitie (Demetrius) Davis, Palm Coast, FL, Heather Dalzell,
also of Palm Coast and Gloria Stanton, Columbia Falls, MT; a son,
Daniel Cody Dalzell, Lake Bronson, MN; 7 grandchildren,
Degan, Kamron, Kadyn, Malia, Malachi, Isaiah and Lucas; brothers,
Dennis Dalzell, Leroy, ND, Dale (Sharon) Dalzell, Walhalla and Davie
(Sonja) Dalzell, Palmer, AK; a sister, Dianne (Wayne) LaRocque, Moncton,
New Brunswick; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his
parents; and two brothers, Dewey and DeWayne. Memorial services are
scheduled for Friday, Octobeer 7th, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in Grace Lutheran
Church, Hallock. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Hallock.
Rev. Galen Nordin, presiding. Special music provided by the Poppleridge
Pickers and Katrice Housker. Honorary casket bearers will be Dannys
grandchildren, Malia Dazell, Degan Davis, Kamron Davis, Kadyn Davis,
Malichi Stanton, Isiah Stanton and Lucas Stanton.Visitation will be
held at the Austin Funeral Home, Hallock on Thursday evening from
6 to 8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m.
Lee Fogelquist, 79, of Bemidji, died Friday, Sept. 30, 2011 at his
memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, at the Tenstrike
Community Church in Tenstrike. Visitation will be held one hour
prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at the Pine Ridge
Cemetery in Turtle River under the direction of the Cease Family
Funeral Home of Bemidji.
Ted Reno Gillett, 86, of Bemidji, died Sunday, Oct. 9,
2011, at Sanford Bemidji Medical Center.
service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at the United Methodist
Church in Bemidji with the Rev. Gay Albers officiating. Visitation
will be 5-8 p.m. Friday at Cease Family Funeral Home in Bemidji
and one hour prior to the memorial service at the church.
Gotcher, 70, of Bemidji, formerly of Chicago, Ill., died Wednesday,
Sept. 28, 2011 at Autumn Hills.
will be in Chicago. Burial will be at the Elmwood Cemetery in River
Grove, Ill. The Cease Family Funeral Home of Bemidji assisted the
is survived by his sister, Barbara Gotcher Haynes of Chicago; and
was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Samuel A.
Grythe, 88, of Thief River Falls, formerly of Badger, MN, died on
Sunday, September 4, 2011 in Oakland Park Nursing Home at Thief River
Olga Grythe, was born Olga Irene Martinson, the daughter of Simon
& Martha (Dahl) Martinson, in Ross Township, Roseau County, north
of Badger, MN. She grew up and attended school there. She was married
to Raymond Grythe on December 20, 1947 in Badger, MN. She and Ray
farmed together in Stokes Township, south of Badger for many years.
Ray died in 1994 and Olga moved into Summerfield Apartments in Badger.
Olga was a devoted wife and mother. She enjoyed gardening and cooking
and was an avid reader. She was especially proud of her Norwegian
heritage. She is survived by her daughterCindy Pugh of Thief
River Falls, MN. 3 grandchildrenDavid Pugh of Canyon Country,
California, Joel Pugh of East Grand Forks, MN and Christine Jones
of Thief River Falls & 1 great-granddaughterMegan Jones.
1 brotherBennie Martinson of Biwabik, MN and 1 sisterJulia
Spangrud of Mound, MN. She was preceded in death by her parents, her
husband, one sonWade Grythe, 4 sistersSelma Blaske, Myrtle
Naumann, Alma Dahl & Martha Sluka & 2 brothersMartin
& Clifford Martinson.
Funeral services were held on Monday, September 12, 2011 in Gieseke
Funeral Chapel of Greenbush with Pastor Jim Chiristenson, officiating.
Donna Graff was the organist. Pallbearers were Joel & David Pugh,
Arlen Stenvik & Pastor Jim Christenson. Interment was in the Badger
City Cemetery at Badger, MN with Gieseke Funeral Chapel of Greenbush
in charge of funeral arrangements.
Alice Hanson, 86, of Blackduck, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, at
the Good Samaritan Center in Blackduck.
memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at Faith
Lutheran Church of Blackduck. Burial will be at the Lakeview Cemetery,
Blackduck, under the direction of Cease Family Funeral Home of Blackduck.
is survived by her daughter, Kandee (Woodie) Gripp of Hines; special
daughter, Nancy Hanson of Blackduck; three grandchildren; seven
great-grandchildren; brother, Charles Urban of Omaha, Neb.; and
was preceded in death by her husband, Bob, in 2007; son, Ron, in
2008; a granddaughter; and parents.
Kenneth Hanson, 82, of Strathcona, MN, died on Tuesday, September
13, 2011 at his home in rural Strathcona.
Raymond Kenneth Hanson, the son of Sigurd & Hannah (Engstrom)
Hanson, was born September 16, 1928 at Roosevelt, MN. He was one of
eight children. He attended school at Roosevelt in Laona Township,
Dist 76. He served in the U.S. Army from 1952-1954 in the infantry
during the Korean Conflict. Ray & Sonja began their lifelong partnership
when they were married on October 5, 1960 in Greenbush. They lived
near Moorhead for 3 years before moving to Strathcona.
He was the beloved husband of Sonja for 50 years and the father of
their 3 childrenWayne (Dena) Hanson of Strathcona; Kenny Hanson
of Strathcona & Anita (Joe) Laurin of Badger, MN. GrandchildrenJanna
(Nathan) Lorenson & Zachery (Chelsie) Hanson & 2 great-grandchildrenKylyn
3 brothersEdgar of Williams, MN, Laurence & Gordon of Roosevelt,
& several nieces & nephews. Ray was preceded in death by his
parents, 1 sisterEthel Hecker and 3 brothersMelvin, Alfred
and Walter. Ray was a commercial beekeeper for 50 years. He had developed
a passion for beekeeping at a very young age. He spent many winters
logging and was an avid trapper. He also had a great love for music
and so enjoyed playing his Dobro and pedal steel guitar. His family
and friends were his pride and joy. He was a very humble person with
a kind and gentle spirit. Funeral Services were held on Sunday, September
18, 2011 in Grace Evangelical Church of Strathcona with Pastor Robert
Ludwig, officiating.Special music was provided by Howard Hodne, Robin
Johnson, Chris Hamness & Kay Prothero. Pat Ludwig was at the organ.
Casket Bearers were Zachery Hanson, Darrell Miller, Chris & Dale
Hamness, Howard Hodne, Robert & Earl Wahl. Interment was in Greenwood
Cemetery at Strathcona with Military Honors provided by Moen-Zimek
Post 88, American Legion of Greenbush with assistance from the Minnesota
National Guard. Arrangements were with Gieseke Funeral Chapel of Greenbush.
R. Horvath, 88, of Greenbush, formerly of Holdingford, MN died Friday,
September 9, 2011 in LifeCare Greenbush Manor.
Iyone R. Horvath was born January 13, 1923 to Herman and Rose Ehrlichman.
She was baptized and confirmed at St. Marys Catholic Church
at Holdingford, MN and graduated from Holdingford High School. She
was a lifetime member of the Christian Mothers Society.
Andy Ted Johnson, 30, of Osage, MN died on Tuesday, September
6, 2011 at the University of Minnesota Fairview Hospital in Minneapolis,
Andy Johnson was born on August 31, 1981 to Ted and Lori (Lindstrom)
Johnson in Grand Forks, ND. Andy had severe congenital heart defects
which required surgery when he was just 6 days old.
Andy spent his early years growing up in Hallock, Minnesota. He loved
Hallock and the people there dearly. In 1995, he and his family moved
to the Park Rapids/Osage area where he attended school and graduated
in 2000. Andy lived at Heartland Homes in Park Rapids for the past
eight years. He was very happy there and had excellent care. He worked
at the Hubbard County DAC since 2000.
Andy was an ardent sports fan. He loved all sports and every team.
He had a fantastic memory for coaches names, players names
and statistics. He loved car races and was a devoted Nascar Fan; Dale
Earnhardt Jr. was his favorite. He enjoyed fishing year-round with
his dad and cousins, and loved spending time with his family. He loved
to travel, and visited many places, including California, Florida,
Georgia, Chicago, Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks, Disneyland,
the Bahamas, and everywhere in between. Andy was also an avid movie
fan. He went to the theater almost every week and had a collection
of at least 500 videos and DVDs.
Andy was a confirmed member of Calvary Lutheran Church. His faith
was very important to him.
Andy had a very easy-going personality and an infectious laugh. He
touched the hearts of so many people, and will be loved and missed
by all who knew him.
Andy is survived by his parents- Ted and Lori Johnson of Osage, MN;
sisters - Jaimee (Kevin) Frank of Yorkville, Ill; Alissa (Anthony)Gianfortone
of Waverly Hall, GA; Grandmother- Marian Johnson of Karlstad, MN;
niece and nephews- Zoe and Max Frank, Aiden and NoahGianfortone; aunts
and uncles- Jim & Virginia Johnson, Terry & Gail Johnson,
Barb & Matt Berg, Jeff & Peggy Lindstrom, Robert & Pat
Lindstrom, Diane & Paul Ditmanson, many cousins and relatives
and was a friend to all who met him.
Andy was preceded in death by his grandfather Harold Johnson, grandparents;
Morris and Marcelyn Lindstrom and his uncle Tom Johnson.
Funeral services will be Saturday, September 10, 2011 1:00
PM at Calvary Lutheran Church in Park Rapids, Minnesota. Pastor Stephen
Norby is the Officiant. The visitation will be on Friday, September
9, 2011 from 5 7 PM with a service and sharing time at 6:00
PM at Cease Family Funeral Home Chapel in Park Rapids, Minnesota.
Roz Pederson is the organist. The congregational hymns are; Jesus
Loves Me, Borning Cry, I Come To The Garden
and Children Of The Heavenly Father. Honorary Pallbearers
are Norman Larson, Willie Klotz, Bill Simpson and Jerry Kimball. The
Active Pallbearers are Terry Johnson, Matt Berg, Kevin Frank, Mike
Johnson, Nathan Lindstrom and Jason Johnson.
Cease Family Funeral Home of Park Rapids are making the arrangements.
Leave online condolences at wwwceasefuneralhome.com. For more information
Eugene Johnson, 55, of Bagley, died on Tuesday, October 11, 2011,
at Veterans Hospital in Fargo, N.D.
funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at the Rice Lake Community
Center in Rice Lake, Minn. A wake will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday,
Oct. 13, and continue until the time of the service at the community
Joseph F., age 86 of Williams, MN formerly of Minneapolis. Passed
away peacefully September 12, 2011. Preceded in death by wife, Barbara;
parents, Mary & Joseph; brothers, George, Leroy, Kernie; and
sister, Pauline. Survived by children, Gregory (Eileen), Sheila
(David), Michael (Diane), Barb (Bob); grandchildren, Alicia, Trina,
Gregory, Joseph, Mike, Bobby, Jacob, Robert, Richard; great-grandson,
Bryson; special friends, Alicia Parker & Robert Dolle. Joe managed
the Andrews Hotel Bar, Hopkins House, and Nite Hawk Club. He was
an avid hunter and sportsman and enjoyed the outdoors and his garden.
You couldnt find a better cook than Joe. He was a wonderful
husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend.
His spirit will live on in the hearts of all that knew him. Mass
of Christian Burial 9:30 AM Monday at St. Gerards Catholic
Church, 9600 Regent Ave N, Brooklyn Park. Visitation from 4-7 PM
Sunday at Evans Nordby Funeral Home, 6000 Brooklyn Blvd, Brooklyn
Center with a prayer service at 7 PM. Interment at Fort Snelling
Nordby Funeral Home 763-533-3000 www.evansnordby.com
Larson, 81, of Hallock, Minnesota passed away at Kittson Memorial
Healthcare Center in Hallock on Friday, September 30, 2011. Leona
Margaret Anderson was born in Kittson County on October 22, 1929,
the daughter of Levin and Martha (Hoglin) Anderson. She attended school
in Hallock and graduated from high school in 1947.
Leona worked as a telephone operator and at Gliddens Dairy Bar
and Dairy for several years. Leona also worked at the Co-op Elevator
until her retirement. On September 1, 1950 she married Walter Swede
Larson. Swede passed away on December 16th, 2006. Leona was a member
of Grace Lutheran Church and the Sewing Club. Family was
especially important to Leona and she enjoyed sewing, quilting, knitting
and baking for Swede and the children. Leona became a resident of
the nursing center in 2003. Family members include her children, Michael
(Deb) Larson, Warroad, MN, Patricia (Ron) Sugden, Battle Lake, MN,
Craig (Jody) Larson, Bemidji, MN and Kevin (Melissa) Larson, Hallock;
10 grandchildren, Carmie Larson Storey, Tara Sugden Hanson, Megan
Sugden Johnson, Kent Larson, Mark Larson, Casey Larson, Austin Larson,
Madisson Larson, Tristan larson, Oscar Larson and Brianna Tolman;
6 great grandchildren, CeCe, Griffin and Maizee Storey, Owen Larson,
Thorland Larson and Cash Hanson; three brothers, Linden Anderson,
Hallock, Jim (Joan) Anderson, San Jose, CA and Ron (Judy) Anderson,
Kragnes, MN; a sister, Janice (Kenneth) Anderson, Hallock; two sisters-in-law,
Frances Anderson and Melba (Duane) Younggren, Hallock; two brothers-in-law,
Marvin Larson, Jackson, MI and Kermit Erickson, in California; as
well as nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents;
husband; a sister, Marlys Erickson and a brother, Melvin Anderson.
Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, October 6th, 2011 at
11:00 a.m. in Grace Lutheran Church, Hallock. Interment will be in
Greenwood Cemetery, Hallock. Rev. Craig Bowyer, presiding; Ron Fossell,
soloist and Renee Ryden, organist. Honorary casket bearers will be
the Sewing Club. Casket bearers will be Leonas grandchildren.
Visitation will be at the Austin Funeral Home on Wednesday evening
from 6 to 8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00p.m.
Malbraaten, 86, of Bemidji, MN, died Monday, October 10, 2011 at his
Services will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 15, 2011 at Calvary
Lutheran Church, Bemidji, MN with Pastor Andrew Ronnevik officiating.
Visitation will be 5-7 PM, Friday, October 14, 2011 at the Olson-Schwartz
Funeral Home, Bemidji, MN and one hour prior to the service at the
church. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Bemidji, MN. Arrangements
were entrusted to the Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home, Bemidji, MN.
Leslie Malbraaten was born October 30, 1924 in Walker, MN to Gilbert
and Andrine (Kravik) Malbraaten. He was raised in Laporte, MN on
the family homestead. He married Merle Campton on December 24, 1945.
They moved to Bemidji in January 1946 and raised their family. Merle
passed away April 5, 1991. He married Alice Larson on February 8,
1992 she passed away March 7, 2005. Melvin owned and operated Malbraaten
Trucking until his death and also farmed as a hobby.
is survived by his children, Leona (Rick) Winters of Bemidji, MN,
Daryl (Teri) Malbraaten of Bemidji, MN, Virgil (Tammy) Malbraaten
of Blackduck, MN, Rick (Helen) Malbraaten of Bemidji, MN, LuAnn
Angel of Rogers, TX and daughter-in-law, Else Anderson of Underwood,
MN; companion, Nellie Withoff; 10 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren;
sister, Ruby (Keith) Alberts of Bemidji, MN.
was preceded in death by wives, Merle and Alice; son, Gary; parents;
brother, Orville and great-grandson, Zachary Ness.
guestbook at www.olsonschwartzfuneralhome.com
Mann-Haws (nee Johnson), age 89 of Rosemount, MN. Passed away peacefully
on 9/11/11 at Trinity Care Center, Farmington, MN.
in Bemidji, MN, to Martin and Emma Johnson, 4-11-22. Preceded in
death by parents, husbands, Charles Mann & Lee Haws, son Vernon,
brothers Vernon, Wallace, Norman, Donald & Clifford.
by son Ed & Judy Johnson, Rosemount, MN, daughter-in-law, Sherry
Mann, Roseburg, OR, sisters-in-law Helen Johnson & Dorothy Huber
of Bemidji, 10 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, 3 great great
had many interests in life, camping, gold mining, rock club, bowling,
crafts, garage sales, bingo. Love of her dogs, Foxy Lady, Taffy,
Cisco and all her wild birds & animals she fed when she lived
in the Oregon country side.
of all, a kind & gentle soul that loved her family & friends.
you always be as fine as frogs hair.
in peace Mom.
her request no funeral service, but a celebration of her life. Please
come and share memories at the Bemidji Senior Center, 216 3rd St.
NW, Sat., Oct. 8, 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.
G. Mooney Buzz, 60, died on Saturday, September 24, 2011
at his home in Thief River Falls, MN surrounded by his loving family
following a three year battle with brain cancer.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:30 PM on Wednesday, September
28, 2011 at St. Bernards Catholic Church in Thief River Falls,
MN with Father Rick Lambert presiding. Burial will be held at Blessed
Sacrament Cemetery in Greenbush, MN.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM with a 7:00 PM
Prayer Service and a 7:30 PM Rosary Service on Tuesday, September
27, 2011 at St. Bernards Catholic Church. Visitation will also
be held from 12:30 PM until 1:30 PM on Wednesday at the church.
Edward Gary Mooney Jr. was born on May 9, 1951 the son of Edward David,
Sr. and Irene (Bialke) Mooney. He was baptized at St. Stephens Catholic
Church in Minneapolis, MN and confirmed at St. Aloysius Catholic Church
in Leo, MN near Greenbush, MN. Ed attended school in Greenbush, MN
graduating 1969. From 1970 until 1993 Ed was married to Lynnae Kjos
and to this union two children were born, Lesa and Collin.
Following graduation he entered into service with the United States
Navy in June of 1969. During his twenty years of active duty EDventures,
Ed served as a Dental Technician. He was stationed at the Great Lakes
as well as numerous other locations throughout the world including
Taiwan, Spain, California, Virginia, and was also stationed in Philadelphia
but lived in New Jersey. Ed retired and was Honorably Discharged on
July 31, 1989 and he returned to Thief River Falls.
Ed started a computer business out of his house in Thief River Falls
which he called Computer Run. In 1992 he added the Radio
Shack franchise to his business. Through work, Ed met Kari Lokstad
and the couple was married on November 1, 1996. Kari brought her daughter,
Emily to this union.
When Ed was a child he had the nickname of Buzz which
was given to him by his aunt, Florence because he was always busy
buzzing around the house. This nickname stuck with him throughout
the years. Ed was a very selfless person, was always considerate of
others, had a great sense of humor, and had a beautiful mind. Ed put
the fun in fun and he had a great personality and lived a full life.
He was actively involved in his son Collins DJ business, (Backdraft).
He lived and loved every day of his life and loved to spend time with
family and friends at Maple Lake. Ed loved travel, work & play,
everything he did he did with passion.
Ed was a member of St. Bernards Catholic Church, Knights Of
Columbus, Eagles Club, Lions Club, and American Legion
Post in Thief River Falls. He supported many events and fundraisers
in the community and was active in the Arts Council, local bull ride
committee and was instrumental in reestablishing the local cancer
Survivors include his loving wife, Kari; children, Lesa (Ken) Hagman,
Collin (Stacie) Mooney and Emily Blue, all of Thief River Falls; grandchildren,
Roxanna, Ken Jr., Blade, Kyle, and Ciera; great-granddaughter, Reese;
father, Edward D. (Etta) Mooney Sr. of Thief River Falls; siblings,
Ronald (Colette) Mooney of Greenbush, Kenneth (Valerie) Mooney of
Thief River Falls and his baby-sister, Terri (Dennis) Brazier of Greenbush;
and many other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his
mother, Irene in 1996; and his grandparents.
Frederick Neadeau, 67 of Red Lake, died Tuesday, Oct. 11, at Red Lake
funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Red Lake Community
Center in Red Lake. A wake will begin Thursday, Oct. 13, at the
Red Lake Community Center and will continue until the time of service.
Burial will be in St. Marys Mission Catholic Cemetery in Red
M. Olson, 87, died October 1, 2011 at Havenwood Care Center in Bemidji,
Services will be 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at Bemidji
United Methodist Church with Pastors Gay Albers and Eric Hucke officiating.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.
Inurnment will be Greenwood Cemetery, Bemidji, MN. Arrangements
were entrusted to the Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home & Cremation
Service of Bemidji, MN.
was born on December 6, 1923 at Hawley, MN to Victor and Grace Olson.
He married LaVerne Evans on August 19, 1951 at Bemidji, MN. Gordon
served in the US Navy during WWII. After his honorable discharge,
he worked in several bakeries including 16 years at Bemidji State
University. He also worked in the furniture business including Galli
Furniture, Kordel Furniture, A & D Interiors and the Mercantile
is survived by his wife, LaVerne; son, Roger (Sherry) of Bemidji,
MN; 3 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; sister, Verna Norden,
Bemidji, MN. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Russell
Olson and sisters, Lois Olson, Vivian Anderson, Leila Bergsven.
lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the United Methodist
Church of Bemidji or a charity of the donors choice.
guestbook at www.OlsonSchwartzFuneralHome.com
Peterson, 70, of Williams, Minnesota, passed away August 29, 2011,
in Madison, Wisconsin, surrounded by loving family and friends.
was born on September 2, 1940, in Karlstad, Minnesota, to Evald
and Patrice Peterson. He is survived by his wife, Noel (Becker),
of 50 years and their three children, Charlene (Greg McGraw), Scott
(Marti), Patrick (Julie), and seven grandchildren (Amanda and Casey
McGraw, Kylie, Corey, and Jordyn Peterson, and Dalton and Savannah
Peterson). He is also survived by five sisters, six brothers, numerous
in-laws and extended family members, and many friends. He was preceded
in death by his parents, four brothers, infant twin sons, and infant
of Les life was held in Wisconsin on September 3, 2011. A
Memorial Mass for Les will be held on Saturday, October 1, at 4:30
p.m. at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Williams, Minnesota. Refreshments
will be served after mass.
James Raisch, 55, of Cass Lake, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, at
the Indian Health Service Hospital in Cass Lake.
service will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, and continue until
the 1 p.m. service Sunday, Oct. 2, at the Veterans Memorial
Building in Cass Lake.
are with Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker.
is survived by his brothers, Joseph Sonny Raisch of
Cass Lake and Donald Booty Raisch of Minneapolis; sisters,
Linda Wilson of Cass Lake and Joanne (Frank) Ortley of Cass Lake;
special friend, Sylvia Gale of Cass Lake; and numerous nieces, nephews,
other relatives and many friends.
was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Dolores (Fairbanks)
Raisch; brother, Sheldon; a nephew; and a great grandson.
Ginger M. Weiss age 59, of East Grand Forks, MN died Sunday,
September 11, 2011 at the Altru Hospital, Grand Forks, ND.
Marie Wheelock was born April 6, 1933 to Dan and Ethel Wheelock in
Birchdale, MN. She passed away peacefully at home in Hillsboro, Oregon
on Sept. 22nd, 2011 from cancer. Vivian grew up in Birchdale and attended
grade school at Birchdale and Border, MN. Vivian attended Indus High
School for 3 years. Her mother and she then moved to Minneapolis,
MN where her mother obtained work as a home care nurse and Vivian
attended Robinsdale High School, graduating as an honor student. Vivian
spent 1 year in nurses training at University of Minnesota and eventually
worked for Northwestern National Life Insurance.
Jan 7. 1955 Vivian married John Grund, whom she had known since
age 10, and they moved to their farm in Pitt, MN. Four sons were
born to them: Eric, Dan, John Michael and Theodore who, along with
their families, including 9 grandchildren, survive her. Her husband
John, two brothers; George of International Falls, MN and Stanley
of Georgia also survive her. Preceding Vivian in death were her
parents, her brothers Lester and Dean, and her sister Doris.
1964 John and Vivian left the farm and moved to Oregon. Vivian took
a job at a health spa to help the family when John was hospitalized
in 1965 and later worked in nursing homes in Washington County.
In 1975 she obtained her real estate license and sold real estate
until retirement. Vivians natural joys were her family first
and then gardening. She was happy when she had her little shovel
in hand and could weed the flowerbeds. She also enjoyed cooking
and having friends over for dinner. Vivian suffered a stroke in
2004, which left her without the use of her left arm and leg, but
she continued to do her favorite things, gardening and cooking.
She even continued to bake homemade bread and her famous pies.
embraced the teachings of Jesus Christ at an early age and showed
her love for Him in her life. She loved deeply and will be sorely
missed. Her faith sustained her to the end.
Dale Williams, 63, of Bemidji, died Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011, at his home
service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Evangelical
Free Church in Blackduck with the Rev. Dwight Warden officiating.